San Francisco: City By the Bay With Your Grandchild
From the Academy of Sciences to Alcatraz, from cable cars to the Golden Gate Bridge, learn about the best of San Francisco with your grandchild.
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Program No. 21059RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Spend an iconic week in the City by the Bay. Take a ferry boat ride to Alcatraz Island and explore the infamous jailhouse. Walk across one of the most famous landmarks in the world, the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Be transfixed by the beauty of towering redwood trees in Muir Woods. Experience the sights, smells and sounds of Chinatown, the largest Chinese community outside of Asia. Expand your scientific knowledge through hands-on tinkering at the Exploratorium. Rumble through the streets of San Francisco on a historic cable car. By week’s end, you will know why Tony Bennett and millions of other visitors leave their hearts in every American’s second hometown, San Francisco.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • A behind-the-scenes exploration of the Academy of Sciences includes express entry into the planetarium, rainforest, living roof and earthquake simulator.
  • Hike to Point Bonita in the Marin Headlands on a ranger-led visit of the only lighthouse in the country accessible via suspension bridge.
  • Learn what life was like for seamen of yore on a ranger-led field trip to a historic sailing ship on Hyde Street Pier in Fisherman’s Wharf.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 12-14.
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